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  • Girl on the Edge: A Memoirby Ruth Carneson

    Cover2Cover Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Ruth was four years old when her father was arrested for high treason and her world was turned upside-down. She grew up in constant fear of Special Branch policemen knocking on the door to arrest her mother or father, prominent South African communist. Ruth learned how to keep her mouth shut, to look out for microphones in the walls and to beware of... more...

  • Robert Sobukwe - How can Man Die Betterby Benjamin Pogrund

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2015; US$ 19.99

    I am greatly privileged to have known him and to have fallen under his spell. His long imprisonment, restriction and early death were a major tragedy for our land and the world.' - ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU on Sobukwe On 21 March 1960, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe led a mass defiance of South Africa's pass laws. He urged blacks to go to the nearest police... more...

  • South Africa - Country Profileby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2007; US$ 5.00


  • Civil Society, Participatory Governance and Decent Work Objectivesby Konstantinos Papadakis

    International Labour Office 2006; US$ 16.00

    Presents the findings of a research project, carried out at the International Institute for Labour Studies from 2003 to 2005, designed to better understand how civil society organizations, working within participatory governance structures, may contribute to the goals of the ILO Decent Work agenda. Based on the South African experience, focuses on... more...

  • In the Words of Nelson Mandelaby Jennifer Crwys-Williams

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 2.67

    Through his words and actions, Nelson Mandela has been embraced worldwide as our leading symbol of courage, hope and reconciliation. In the Words of Nelson Mandela is a unique collection of quotations from one of the most admired men on the planet. His thoughts on subjects as diverse as humanity, friendship, oppression and freedom provide valuable... more...

  • Discourse and Human Rights Violationsby Christine Anthonissen; Jan Blommaert

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 120.00

    This paper considers narratives about traumatic pasts, using interviews with visitors of the two exhibitions about the war crimes of the German Wehrmacht , shown in Germany and Austria 1995 and 2002, as examples. Numerous justification and legitimization strategies are involved in public and private discourses. The study claims that official genres,... more...

  • Reconciliation Discourseby Annelies Verdoolaege

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    This volume is a research monograph analysing the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) from an ethnographic/linguistic point of view. The central proposition of this book is that the TRC can be regarded as a mechanism that leads to the hegemony of specific discourses, thus excercising power. The analysis illustrates how, through... more...

  • Der Sinn der Institutionenby Mateusz Stachura; Agathe Bienfait; Gert Albert; Steffen Sigmund

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 48.95

    Die weberianische Institutionentheorie baut eine Brücke zwischen einer "normativen" und einer "rationalen" Auffassung der Institutionen. Sie begreift Institutionen weder als Restriktionen des eigennützigen Handelns noch als normativ geforderte Handlungsregeln, sondern setzt diese in eine Wechselbeziehung zum Sinn des Handelns. In dieser Perspektive... more...

  • The Great Boer Warby Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Floating Press 1902; US$ 4.99

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle made his name and cemented his literary reputation as the master of detective fiction with the Sherlock Holmes tales, but his wide-ranging interests led him to produce a remarkable array of books over the course of his career. This is his meticulously researched account of England's war with the Boers in South Africa, which... more...

  • The Human Tradition in Modern Africaby Dennis D. Cordell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 34.99

    This rich collection of biographies of African men and women adds a crucial human dimension to our understanding of the continent?s tumultuous history since 1800. They coped with upheavals such as the Atlantic slave trade, the absorption of smaller societies by larger ones, and growing European intrusion and conquest. More recently, they were actors... more...